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Associate Director, Data Sciences - Alta Petens

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: West Orange
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description
Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Statistical Programming, Associate Director.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:
Understanding and effectively working with a wide variety of data sources and archetypes, including but not limited to electronic health records, insurance claims, patients reported outcomes, social media, pre-clinical and non-clinical biologic and mechanistic data, and patient clinical data, among others. - Nimbly gleaning and exploring insights from these datasets and accurately assessing their usefulness and limitations.
Applying a breadth of data science methodologies as needed for various projects and data types. Projects will require advanced analytical and statistical methods, such as statistical inference and modern analytical methods for machine learning and AI.
Identifying and applying state-of-the-art data manipulation and analysis tools, in various programming languages including SAS, Python, and R, to develop visual data analytics.
Develops team data strategies, goals, and priorities in data science aligned with Takeda's business needs in asset and disease strategies. -Understanding how data science projects fit at a macro and micro level with the goal of using data science to better understand the patient journey and to help tailor interventions that maximize patient benefit.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Independently represent Data Science function on projects leading data strategies related to diseases, assets or other areas of interest in Takeda's ecosystem.
Play a leadership role in the development and review of data science projects and their respective strategies, spanning spontaneous data exploration in individual data sources to designed and planned studies requiring the synthesis of many data archetypes.
Develop and support optimal data handling and data provenance practices utilizing reproducible, interpretable data research approaches
Strengthen Takeda's advanced analytics toolkit by identifying and applying emerging innovative techniques, as well as by advancing the state of the art and developing novel analysis tools as needed.
Provide thought leadership in concepts related to data acquisition and ingestion working with Data Architecture and IT. - Understand respective systems security and provide support for data transparency, disclosure, and governance. - Strategically connect with Takeda enterprise projects related to the Digital Advisory Board and the Global Data Council.
Work closely with Takeda statisticians and other quantitative experts to ensure statistical issues in data analysis are addressed.
Anticipate and communicate internal and external resource and quality issues that may impact deliverables or timelines of the program. - Propose and implement solutions. Escalate issues to management as appropriate in a timely manner.
Increase the internal impact of Takeda's data science work by identifying opportunities across therapeutic or disease areas and business units.
Increase the external recognition of Takeda's data science work by participating in conferences, publishing work and developing external collaborations.

CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE:
Ability to apply a logical engineered approach to system design and development: The successful candidate will take ownership and drive complex projects to completion. This involves communicating with IT and technical teams to make a variety of systems to work cohesively together.
Expert knowledge of programming languages such as SAS (Base, Macro, GTL), Python (including PANDAS), R-Shiny.
The ability to leverage years of programming experience to create standards and lead the team towards effective practices for developing reliable, maintainable code.
Strong Web-development experience including HTML, CSS and JavaScript and knowledge of IIS server management is desired.
Solid software development background with experience in a variety of programming environments including writing shell scripts in Linux or UNIX, and Windows. Knowledge of newer platforms including AWS and Databricks is advantageous.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Education in a relevant field, for example a) PhD in a field such as Statistics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or other relevant field with at least 5 years of experience and a clear interest in data science methods, or b) Master's degree with at least 8 years relevant experience, or Bachlers degree with 12 years experience.
Professional history of successful development and implementation of programmed utilities, software, or applications in a collaborative working environment.
Direct experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related field required
Previous experience leading a medium to large organization and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders is a plus
Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables
Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs

Empowering Our People to Shine

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In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, -Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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EEO Statement
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Locations
Illinois - Virtual

Worker Type
Employee
Worker Sub-Type
Regular
Time Type
Full time

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